Miami Dolphins Fall to New York Giants 20-17, Led 14-3 Early

The storyline has been seen before by Fins fans, but just as usual, the result is the same.

The Miami Dolphins led the New York Giants at one point Sunday 14-3, but in the end the offense faltered, and the defense melted, and the Giants with a late Victor Cruz touchdown topped the Dolphins 20-17 at the Meadowlands.

After scoring 14 points in the first half, their biggest output of the season, they were held to a Dan Carpenter 40-yard field goal with 12:17 left to give Miami a 17-13 lead.

The Giants though marched down the field, and with 5:58 left Eli Manning hit Cruz down the middle and he broke a couple tackles for a 25-yard TD for the game-winner.

The Dolphins last chance was stopped when Matt Moore was sacked twice, and then picked off on 4th and 23 when he went down the middle for the final last shot.

Manning carved the Dolphins secondary, going 31-for-45 for 349 yards with two touchdowns and no picks. Moore was 13-for-22 for 138 yards, but was sacked five times, including two on the final drive.

Reggie Bush had a career day for the Fins, as with Daniel Thomas out he rushed for 103 yards on 15 carries, his first 100+ yard game as a Dolphin.

Steve Slaton gave the Fins a 7-0 lead with 4:10 left in the first quarter with a 1-yard run. After the Giants got a field goal to make it 7-3, the Dolphins went up 14-3 on a 4th down TD run from one-yard out for Moore.

The Dolphins next week will be in Kansas City for a 1pm game with the Chiefs.


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